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$215 Checking Account Bonus at HomeStreet Bank in WA, OR & HI

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HomeStreet Bank
HomeStreet Bank is again offering up to $215 for opening a personal checking account along with a few other activities. Details are listed in the bank's promotion page. The offer is scheduled to last through 6/30/09. The following activities are required to receive the full $250:
  • $75 for direct deposits of payroll, pension, social security or other income to your account with a minimum $500 a month for 2 consecutive months
  • $75 for using your new Visa Check card to make 10 purchases or payments each month for 2 consecutive months
  • $30 for enrolling in Free Online Banking and Bill Pay and paying a minimum of 3 bills each month for 2 consecutive months
  • $10 for receiving e-statements
  • $25 will be applied to the cost of new checks when you give the bank your old checks and/or check card from your current account at another financial institution. A reader in my last post was told that you can keep the $25 if you chose not to order checks
Some important small print of the offer includes:
  • Minimum opening deposit for the checking account is $100
  • The Totally Free Checking qualifies
  • Offer is limited to one account per household
  • Account holder will be responsible for tax implications
  • Accounts closed by the customer within 90 days of opening are subject to a $15 early closure fee
  • Customer must meet requirements of program on or before 9/30/09

The bank was offering this same promotion last year which was scheduled to expire in March (see post). A reader mentioned being told by the CSR that there is no hard credit inquiry.

It appears a branch visit is required for this promotion. Branches are located in Washington State, Oregon and Hawaii. The bank is FDIC insured (FDIC Certificate # 32489).

Edit: Corrected title to include OR instead of OH.
  Tags: Washington, Oregon, HomeStreet Bank, Hawaii, checking account

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3 comments.
Comment #1 by Noah (anonymous) posted on
Noah
I did this promotion and I confirm there was not hard inquiry

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Comment #2 by Banking Guy (anonymous) posted on
Banking Guy
Thanks for the confirmation!

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Comment #3 by Anonymous posted on
Anonymous
If you refer a friend, you also get $25. After meeting all requirements in 3 months, I received a total of $230.

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